Christmas Science: Botany

Close your eyes and think of Christmas… What images come to your mind? Probably a Nativity display complete with the baby Jesus in a manger, a bright colorful tree, festive wreaths, piles of presents, furry stockings, nutcrackers. Now close your eyes again and imagine what Christmas SMELLS like… If you are like me, you …

Christmas Science: Astronomy

Welcome to my series on Christmas science, in which we’ve covered chemistry,  zoology, and geography. Today is all about astronomy. You may not think there is much that astronomy has to do with Christmas, but there is! While our modern view of Christmas has become all about glittery trees, feet …

Christmas Science: Geography

Welcome to my series on Christmas science, in which we’ve covered chemistry and zoology. Today is all about geography. In homeschool, most people tend to lump geography in with history, but categorically, geography is actually a science: the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Christmas Around the …

Christmas Science: Chemistry

Welcome to 5 Days of Christmas Science, where each day this week, I am going to share a Christmas-related science activity that you can do in December. Today is a Christmas chemistry lesson. More than likely, you’ve already done this activity in the course of your homeschool science. Overnight Borax crystals are …

Christmas Science Activities

Welcome to 5 Days of Christmas Science, where each day this week, I am going to share a Christmas-related science activity that you can do in December. Christmas chemistry lesson: how to create crystallized Christmas ornaments shaped like a beaker, a light bulb, and an atom. Christmas biology lesson: what you should …